Mexico acts to save endangered vaquita porpoise

Apr 17, 2015

Mexico acts to save endangered vaquita porpoise

President Enrique Pena Nieto inaugurated a plan Thursday to save the critically endangered vaquita marina, the world’s smallest porpoise, found only in the Sea of Cortez. There are fewer than 100 vaquitas left and the head of the World Wildlife Fund in Mexico, Omar ...

India village gets 'world's cheapest' clean water

Apr 17, 2015

India village gets 'world's cheapest' clean water

Charity workers have teamed with an impoverished village in eastern India to develop what they say is the world’s cheapest bottle of drinking water — costing less than one U.S. cent. After years of suffering illnesses from drinking polluted ground water, residents of Madusudankati ...

Apr 16, 2015

U.S. govt sued over sea turtles snared in shrimp net

Tens of thousands of endangered sea turtles die every year in the United States when they are inadvertently snared in shrimp nets, an environmental group alleged in a lawsuit filed Wednesday against the government. The Southeast shrimp trawl industry, the largest in the United ...

Apr 14, 2015

Japan emissions up 1.2% in FY 2013: report

Japan’s greenhouse gas emissions increased by 1.2 percent in fiscal 2013 to the second-highest level on record as ongoing nuclear plant shutdowns placed greater reliance on coal-fired power generation, the Environment Ministry said in a report. The report released Tuesday showed emissions of carbon ...

Apr 12, 2015

Canada glaciers may shrink by 70% by 2100

The glaciers of western Canada, one of the world’s most picturesque mountain regions, are likely to largely melt away over just three generations, scientists say. By 2100, the glaciers of Alberta and British Columbia are set to shrink by 75 percent in area compared ...

North, South America joined earlier than thought

Apr 12, 2015

North, South America joined earlier than thought

North and South America joined together between 13 and 15 million years ago — some 10 million years earlier than scientists previously thought, a new study says. The two continents were once separated by a deep strait called the Central American Seaway, which at ...